The Writers and Artists in Echoes
NOTE: Bios were provided by the writers and were current as of the date originally prepared.
NO (updated October 14,1997)
Leora Najera attends the Naropa Institute in Boulder,Colorado, and plans to enter their writing and poetics program in1996. She also works full-time as the manager of an espresso bar inLongmont. In her spare time, she raises herbs, writes, and reads.Leora's current favorite writer is Alice Walker, "whose poetryinspires me and breaks my heart." (12/95)
"Mi Raza" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Evaristo" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Woman" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P. C. Needham is a freelance editor and writer. Althoughshe has considered herself an author since second grade, this storyis the first to be published in a circulated magazine. Her recentwriting has focused on the interaction and relationships of humanity.(4/94) . "DearPenfriend" - Issue #2
Sheryl L. Nelms, a fifty-one-year-old insurance adjuster,lives in Ft. Worth, Texas. She has been writing since 1978 and haswon a number of poetry contests including the 1996 Oklahoma WritersFederation's Pegasus Award for the best book of poetry published by amember in 1995. She has published six books of her poetry, and worksas an editor at Trasport Life Insurance Company.(12/96)"Alzheimer's: What Year?"- Issue #16
David Norman, who provided the architectural drawing for"The Strange Paths of Knowledge", has been a home builder andremodeler for the past 14 years. He and his family live in a housebuilt from an old barn, and he has built and remodeled a number ofhouses in the New England area. (4/94) -Issue #2
Steve O'Brien is forty-seven. He is married, has threechildren, and works as an industrial trainer at the Aluminum Companyof America. Steve served as a hospital corpsman in the Navy for fouryears. In 1970, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam and was assignedto a combined action platoon that lived with the local people in avillage near Hoi An. Steve earned two purple hearts and had to spendfive months in a hospital in New York. He writes to help him copewith and understand his experiences. (4/97) ."We Have" . Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)
Vincent O'Keefe is a twenty-five-year-old teachingassistant at Loyola University of Chicago; he received his MA inEnglish from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has been writingpoetry and short fiction for about ten years and his poetry hasappeared in The Poet's Page. He is inspired by observation,reflection and "the pangs of a postmodern social conscience."(8/94) . "UncertainCertainties" & "Earthquake" - Issue #4
Jason O'Rourke, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at theUniversity of New Mexico, spent many childhood summers at ProvinceLake in New Hampshire. His hobbies include skiing, soccer, piano, andcomputers. This is the first story he's tried to publish, but he'sbeen writing since elementary school. (10/94). "TheLake" - Issue #5
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